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Wednesday 23 March, 2011

23-Mar-2011 05:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

FTSE 100 KAZAKHMYS PLC ORD 20P 1431.00 4.45% XSTRATA PLC ORD USD0.50 1422.50 3.49% EURASIAN NATURAL RESOURCES CORPORAT 929.50 3.45% CAIRN ENERGY PLC ORD 8/13P 441.00
23-Mar-2011 05:00 PM

PLUSquoted Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

PLUS Market Teknomining plc 215.00 1.18% Dominion Energy plc 1.05 -12.50% Aquarius Media plc 0.09 -5.56% Talbex Group (The) plc 0.10
23-Mar-2011 04:30 PM

AGI Therapeutics in development deal with Aerogen

AGI Therapeutics has entered into a development agreement with Aerogen. This is to provide specialised aerosol technology for the administration and delivery of AGI-350 to ventilated patients in intensive care units. The collaboration will involve the
23-Mar-2011 04:30 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 15:00 and 16:00

Overall Market SOCIALGO PLC ORD 1P 2.80 19.15% CYAN HOLDINGS PLC ORD 0.2P 1.12 17.89% AGI THERAPEUTICS PLC ORD EUR0.01 4.62 8.71% TOROTRAK PLC ORD 10P 45.50
23-Mar-2011 04:22 PM

F&C Managed Portfolio lags benchmark

F&C Managed Portfolio Trust's income and growth portfolios lagged the FTSE All-Share Index in the three months to the end of February. The net asset value for the 'income' and 'growth' shares rose by 5.1% and 6.5% respectively o
23-Mar-2011 04:11 PM

Chancellor cuts corporation tax

Chancellor George Osborne has cut corporation tax in a bid to help businesses. The rate will be reduced by two percentage points from April instead of the one point cut previously intended, and fall to 23% by 2014. Story provided by StockMarketWire.c
23-Mar-2011 04:05 PM

Capital & Regional back in the black

Specialist property group Capital & Regional bounced back into the black in 2010. The firm post pre-tax profits of £46.4m for the year to 30 December compared with a loss of £113.4m previously. Net assets per share rose 35% to £0.50 while the adjusted
23-Mar-2011 04:00 PM

NTT East restores 90% of exchange offices

Around 90% of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation's exchange offices affected by the earthquake/tsunami on 11 March have now been restored. The 93 exchange offices yet to be restored include those with physical damage, flooding or disrup
23-Mar-2011 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 KAZAKHMYS PLC ORD 20P 1416.50 3.39% XSTRATA PLC ORD USD0.50 1418.75 3.22% EURASIAN NATURAL RESOURCES CORPORAT 926.75 3.14% CAIRN ENERGY PLC ORD 8/13P 439.90
23-Mar-2011 03:54 PM

DP World adjusted EBITDA up 16%

DP World unveils positive and encouraging results from its global portfolio of marine terminals. It says the performance reflects a stronger second half of the year as volume and revenue growth continued to improve. Consolidated throughput for the year
23-Mar-2011 03:46 PM

AGI Therapeutics net losses narrow

AGI Therapeutics reduced its net losses to $3.6m in the year to the end of December - down from $10.6m in 2009. The firm's research and development spend was down at $1.4m (2009: $8.3m) with activities limited to exploratory studies on new product o
23-Mar-2011 03:40 PM

ENRC pre-tax profits more than double

Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation's pre-tax profits more than doubled in 2010 - rising 106.9% to $2,977m. Revenues increased by 72.4% to $6,605m and operating profits increased by 97.2% to $2,710m. Underlying earnings before interest, tax, dep
23-Mar-2011 03:30 PM

Pennon welcomes Budget help for SW water bills

Pennon subsidiary South West Water has welcomed Chancellor George Osborne's Budget pledge to reduce water bills in the region. Pennon said its subsidiary welcomed the Government's commitment to address the unfairness of water charges in the reg
23-Mar-2011 03:30 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 14:00 and 15:00

Overall Market NEXUS MANAGEMENT PLC ORD 0.25P 0.35 9.38% GALANTAS GOLD CORPORATION COM SHS N 4.75 8.45% PINNACLE TELECOM GROUP PLC ORD 0.1P 0.40 8.11% REDSTONE PLC ORD 0.1P 1.50
23-Mar-2011 03:24 PM

Ferrum Crescent completes Moonlight RC drilling programme

Ferrum Crescent has completed the reverse circulation drill programme at its Moonlight iron ore project in South Africa. Ferrum Crescent said the programme was completed on schedule, with iron mineralisation encountered in all holes. And it said interse
23-Mar-2011 03:18 PM

AssetCo appoints interim chairman

AssetCo has appointed Tudor Davies as interim chairman with immediate effect. The firm also announced the appointment of Christopher Mills as a non-executive director. Tim Wightman has stood down from the position of chairman. At 3:18pm: (LON:AST
23-Mar-2011 03:16 PM

Landkom agrees $9m short-term financing

Ukrainian agricultural producer Landkom International has signed a banking agreement with Raiffeisen Bank Aval for $9 million of short term financing. The first proceeds of the facility are expected to be available for draw down prior to the end of Mar
23-Mar-2011 03:06 PM

AFI Development leases Paveletskaya complex to Greenatom

AFI Development has leased the Paveletskaya office complex to a single tenant - ZAO Greenatom, a subsidiary of Russia's state atomic energy corporation Rosatom. AFI Development said the 11-month lease agreement would roll over a three-year period on
23-Mar-2011 03:01 PM

Cyprotex operating profits fall

Cyprotex pre-tax and operating profits fell to £201,340 and £221,858 respectively in the year to the end of December. Pre-tax profits and operating profits were £460,413 and £458,649 respectbviely in 2009. Revenues rose to £5.9m - up from £5.0m in 2009
23-Mar-2011 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 CAIRN ENERGY PLC ORD 8/13P 439.90 2.78% EURASIAN NATURAL RESOURCES CORPORAT 918.75 2.25% XSTRATA PLC ORD USD0.50 1405.25 2.24% KAZAKHMYS PLC ORD 20P 1394.50
23-Mar-2011 02:47 PM

21st Century operating profits up over 300%

Public transport CCTV and vehicle monitoring systems provider 21st Century Technology's operating profits rose by more than 300% to £0.8m in the year to the end of December. CCTV sales were up 9% at £5.9m and after-tax profits from continuing operat
23-Mar-2011 02:33 PM

US crude oil inventories rise by 2.1m barrels

US commercial crude oil inventories increased by 2.1 million barrels in the week ending 18 March to 352.8 million barrels, the US Energy Information Administration said today (21 March). The EIA says crude oil inventories are above the upper limit of the
23-Mar-2011 02:30 PM

Broker News & Views

Rank Group has been raised to buy from add at Evolution, target price rising 19% to 185p. Rentokil Initial upgraded to neutral from underweight at HSBC. Carnival raised to neutral from reduce at Natixis, TP 2600p. Downgraded to buy from conviction buy at
23-Mar-2011 02:30 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 13:00 and 14:00

Overall Market TXO PLC ORD 0.1P 1.00 13.64% MCB FINANCE GROUP PLC ORD 10P 32.50 12.07% SOPHEON PLC ORD 5P 9.75 11.43% MEDITERRANEAN OIL & GAS PLC ORD 20P 17.25
23-Mar-2011 02:27 PM

Sandvine schedules Q1 results

Sandvine - a leading provider of intelligent network policy control solutions for fixed and mobile operators - will release its first quarter financial results on 6 April. At 2:27pm: (LON:SAND) Sandvine Corporation share price was -0.5p at 152p Stor